Quarter ♓ Pisces
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 23 May 2079 at 23:15 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1840" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2079 after 22 days on 14 June 2079 at 12:39.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 981 of Meeus index or 1934 from Brown series.
Length of current 981 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 44 minutes. It is 54 minutes longer than next lunation 982 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 9 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠341.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠356.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
5 days after point of apogee on 17 May 2079 at 16:24 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 May 2079 at 23:00 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 389 579 km (242 073 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 272 km (221 999 mi).
9 days after its descending node on 13 May 2079 at 20:46 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 May 2079 at 04:40 in ♉ Taurus.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 19 May 2079 at 06:26 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.005°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.971° in the next northern standstill on 1 June 2079 at 11:25 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 30 May 2079 at 18:41 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.